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  1.  

    the shark tank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    very large enterprise with lots of policies and procedures. Lots of confusion and competing policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    competing employees create an environment of what's in it for me rather than a how to we move forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Maintenance Technician 1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Professional growth was a very serious and well thought out process.

    Cons

    Disorganization was a problem between the cement and fracturing houses making it difficult to maintain the equipment to standard and in the standardized time frame.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Quick to overact when oil price drops

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for new graduates. Great opportunities for international postings. Above average pay. Good training programs. Very multicultural. Cool technology. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Mid career hires never seem to be accepted as "Blue". Very political. Very quick to jump to layoffs when the price of oil drops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    good at educating their personal, they put a lot of effort and money in technical education.
    salary is acceptable, slightly above the industry average.
    bonuses are better than the industry
    very talented engineers working at the company.

    Cons

    lay-offs happening frequently.
    too much bureaucracy.
    unnecessary efforts to apply policies that are valid in field operations to tech centers which results at lost time in tech centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate talent more.
    you are letting good engineers go very easy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great co workers.Lousy middle management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    The company is lucky to have some of the best people working for it, folks who are ready to teach and learn from others.

    Cons

    Middle Management is clueless.. this is not coming from a disgruntled employee just fyi,this is from an employee who is ready to put in the time and add value...The short sightedness in decision making is staggering.. the lack of vision and inspirational leadership makes this, a place where young careers come to die...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire the right pple...and please have some taste..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Training. Great people to work with

    Cons

    No Career progression if you are in same location and do not move. Very bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good work to keep motivation up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    That was brief.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training programs for REMS employees, great team dynamic, enjoyable work, and solid compensation programs

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a constant battle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Workhouse

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    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great structured training. Was able to learn a lot through hands on experience and through training program.

    Cons

    Management was not completely transparent on work schedule. Was told multiple times that I would be off on holidays only to be surprised by a phone call asking me to head out to the field for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about when they will be expected to work, even if you know it isn't what they want to hear. It's better to expect to be out in the field than be surprised with a phone call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Be prepared to sacrifice your soul for money

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work, fast paced work environment, TONS of training and information available. Great opportunity to travel and meet people from across the globe.

    Cons

    The culture of the company expects you to sacrifice your life to work. Your success in the company is solely dependent on your manager at the time. The lifestyle of the field is rough and extremely unhealthy. Unfortunately, the industry and SLB breeds an environment where you cannot trust your coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand that employees are not the same as equipment. Constantly placing blame is not the solution to fix the issues within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just another big organization

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Little pay, lots of responsibilities and expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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